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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day

6th October 1915

On this day:

  • Personnel Changes   6th County of London Brigade RFA report Capt M.J.K. O’Malley returned to the brigade from 47th Divisional Artillery and took up again the duties of Adjutant. Major H. Bayley returned to the Brigade from 47th Divisional Artillery.

    War Diaries

  • 6th October 1915 9th Lancers practice bombing

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   KUK U-16 Austrian Submarine

    Type U-10 Shipyard Ordered Launched 26th April 1915 Commissioned 6th October 1915

    6 Oct 1915 - 12 Nov 1915 Eugen Hornyák
    18 Nov 1915 - 16 Oct 1916 Orest Ritter von Zopa

    No flotilla information available

    Successes 1 ship sunk with a total of 25 tons.
    1 ship taken as prize with a total of 62 tons.
    1 ship sunk with a total of 330 tons.

    • 23 Nov 1915 k.u.k. U16 Orest Ritter von Zopa Unione 25 it
    • 7 Dec 1915 k.u.k. U16 Orest Ritter von Zopa Fiore Albania (prize) 62 al
    • 16 Oct 1916 k.u.k. U16 Orest Ritter von Zopa Nembo 330 it

    Fate Sunk - date not recorded.

    John Doran

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   KUK U-17 Austrian Submarine

    Type U-10 Shipyard Ordered Launched Commissioned Commanders
    6 Oct 1915 - 9 Dec 1915 Franz Skopinic
    9 Dec 1915 - 17 Sep 1916 Zdenko Hudecek
    17 Sep 1916 - 9 Oct 1916 Franz Rzemenowsky von Trautenegg
    9 Oct 1916 - 19 Dec 1916 Zdenko Hudecek
    19 Dec 1916 - 6 Jan 1917 Karl Edler von Unczowski
    6 Jan 1917 - 26 Feb 1917 Zdenko Hudecek
    26 Feb 1917 - 12 Jun 1917 Albrecht Graf von Attems
    12 Jun 1917 - 22 Nov 1917 Hermann Rigele
    22 Nov 1917 - 26 Aug 1918 Wladimir Pfeifer

    No flotilla information available

    Successes 1 ship sunk with a total of 680 tons.

      10 Jul 1916 k.u.k. U17 Zdenko Hudecek Impetuoso 680 it

    Fate Scrapped 1920.

    John Doran

  • 6th Oct 1915 1st KRRC at Rest

  • 6th Oct 1915 Teh Challenge of Holy Communion

  • 6th Oct 1915 Relief Plan

  • 6th Oct 1915 Intermittent Shelling

  • 6th Oct 1915 Instruction

  • 6th October 1915 Cycle to Flesselles

  • 6th October 1915 Cycle to Flesselles

  • 6th of October 1915 Into billets

  • 6th of October 1915 Relief Completed

  • 6th of October 1915 Four Casualties

  • 6th of October 1915 A Difficult Relief

  • 6th Oct 1915 Trench Work

  • 6th of October 1915 Orders

  • 6th October 1915 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Cecil Cole. Royal West Kent Regiment 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Sibley. Northamptonshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Ward. West Yorkshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Willis. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 7th Btn. Read their Story.

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